Athens, Attica          454-404 BC


Athens, Attica 454-404 BC

Silver tri-obol 12 mm, 2.03 gm.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: A Q E, Owl standing facing between olive sprigs.

454-404 BC.

Athens was the center of Greek culture in the 5th century BC. These are the coins that were issued to pay the artists and stonecutters who built the Parthenon and the armies of Athens in its disastrous war against Sparta.

SNG Copenhagen 48.

Inv#: 5714


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